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Fractal-like “wormy” detail from X-Pro2
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Image Quality: Fractal-like Artifacts (Clay Pot)

Update March 31, 2019: added crop comparison with and without Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details.

Fujifilm camera bodies preceding the X-Pro2 have all had what I term fractal-like artifacts which crop up regularly, particularly with natural textures. See the various examples including with different raw converters in the review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and review of the Fujifilm X-E1 (“Fractal-like Artifact...”).

I “knew” in a logical sense that the 24MP sensor of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 held no real hope for eliminating the fractal artifacts, since all its X-Trans sensor predecessors share the same technology, albeit at 16MP. Yet assumptions no matter how logically derived must be validated by proofs. But as the March 31 2019 update shows, computational power brought to bear can provide substantial improvements—a compelling reason to shoot and retain raw images.

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X-Pro2 + XF35mmF2 R WR @ 53.4mm equiv (35mm)

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